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Glamorgan Archives: Shopping in the Past

Learn about how the way we shop has changed over time. Explore the changing face of the local high street and Cardiff city centre, and discover more about the development of home delivery. Find out about food rationing during difficult times, and learn about the treats on offer at cafes in the past. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including photographs, trade directories, building plans, census returns and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: From the Collieries to...

Discover more about coal; where did it come from? How was it used? Where did it go? Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Rich and Poor in Victorian...

Find out how rich people in south Wales lived in Victorian times, and discover how the poor Victorian people of south Wales led their lives. Learn what was it like to go to school in Victorian times, and explore the working lives of people in south Wales. Discover more about the houses Victorian people lived in, and the furniture and appliances they owned. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including census returns, maps, photographs, school log books, diaries and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Tudors and Stuarts

Find out how people in South Wales lived during the Tudor and Stuart times; what they wore, what they ate, and how they furnished their homes. Learn more about the Tudor and Stuart kings and queens and their links to South Wales. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including wills and inventories, recipe books, seals, letters and more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: First World War

Discover more about the impact of the First World War on the people and communities of south Wales. Learn about life at the front, about the people from south Wales who served in the war, and the care provided for injured soldiers. Discover how the War affected life at home and in school, and explore the changing role of women during the war. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including school log books, photographs, letters, diaries and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Second World War

Find out about the impact the Second World War had on Cardiff and south Wales. Discover how schools were affected, learn about air raids and air raid precautions and find out more about evacuees. Explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend, and see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including school log books, maps, photographs, letters and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. It is one of a series of 6 resources from the Glamorgan archives for KS2, 3 & 4. You can view the source material in the pdf below, or you and your pupils can view this content digitally on PCW by following the Quick links below.

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Case Study: Swansea Windrush Intergenerational...

The Windrush Intergenerational Project was developed by the African Community Centre (ACC), working with young people in local schools, to research the lives of the Windrush generation who arrived in Wales from the West Indies between the 1940s and 1970s. The project sought to bridge the gap between older and younger generations, especially with regards to passing down culture, tradition, journeys, settlement and other experiences. It records and documents the amazing contributions that Black and Ethnic Minority migrants have brought to the UK, and to Swansea/Neath Port Talbot in particular. In total, the project celebrates the lives of ten elders, a combination of members of the Windrush generation and other persons whose contributions have made South Wales a multicultural society. The case study text is bilingual however the video interviews and booklet are available in English only.   Key Stage 3 & 4 History, Literacy skills, Digital Competence Framework   Case Study See how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects.

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Use Archives to Discover Local History

Use these resources find out how you can investigate local history using your local archives Key Stage 2, 3, 4History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Collection of Victorian architectural drawings...

A collection of architectural drawings by the Newport architect R.G. Thomas (1820 - 1883). Thomas was an architect and engineer who spent most of his life in Australia, having emigrated from Britain in 1836. He returned to Britain in 1846, where he remained for a period of 15 years, most of which were spent in Newport. During this time he was involved in numerous diverse building projects ranging from a drainage system for a housing estate to designs for cottages and villas and from shop-fronts to schools, churches and town halls.   Key Stage 2 Art and Design, History Key Stage 3, 4 Art and Design   Collection We have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Case Study: Cynefin - Our Welcome

Cynefin - Our Welcome is a community film education project by The Welfare Ystradgynlais. It was funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales and supported by Michael Sheen and the Josef Herman Art Foundation. The Welfare Ystradgynlais’ community arts team worked with Ysgol Maesydderwen, Ysgol Dyffryn Y Glowyr and Syrian families who have settled in Ystradgynlais, to tell stories of refugees past and present. Award winning animation company Winding Snake Productions worked with the community to produce the two animated films that share stories about how people fleeing conflict have been made welcome in Ystradgynlais. This project won the Digital Excellence Award in the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Competition 2018. This award was funded by People's Collection Wales. The content of this case study is the two films; Cynefin and Uncle Ahmad's Canaries, plus a 'making of' video that tells you more about the project and shows you how the films were made. Click on the 'Cynefin - Our Welcome' Collection in the Quick Links below to view all three.   Key Stage 2 & 3 History, Digital Competence Framework, Literacy skills   Case Study See how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects.

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Blaenavon Ironworks KS3

Investigate the ironworks at Blaenavon, one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and now a World Heritage Site. Look at plans, maps, drawings, photographs and written reports to discover what life was like at a working ironworks. Explore the changes that happened in Wales between 1760 and 1914 and develop thinking skills through historical enquiry.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content.

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Chapels and churches in Patagonia

As soon as they had settled in the Camwy Valley in 1865, the Welsh settlers began to hold formal religious services in the plain wooden storehouse which had been built in the centre of the village of Caer Antur. The Reverends Abraham Matthews and Lewis Humphreys (Congregationalist ministers) took it in turn to lead the Sunday service.  Key Stage 3History, Religious education Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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The history of the Welsh language in Patagonia

Emigration was an ordinary aspect of life in nineteenth-century Wales. Economic hardship, above anything else, caused thousands of Welsh people to leave their native communities in search of a better life in the United States. Yet, while there was hope of a better standard of living in North America, many immigrants were aware of the danger that they would lose their national characteristics as they and their descendents assimilated into American society. Michael D. Jones observed this tendency during a visit to the United States in 1848-9 and he was convinced of the need for a Welsh settlement in Patagonia as a means of safeguarding the language, customs and religion of his compatriots. In Michael D. Jones’s mind, the establishment of a settlement where the Welsh language had official status would allow the national identity of the immigrants to flourish unhindered.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Early Schools in the Welsh Settlement - Patagonia

Soon after the first settlers had made their new home on the banks of the River Chupat, they constructed a wooden building to accomodate the first school in Patagonia. The Rev. Lewis Humphreys, originally from Ganllwyd, was appointed as schoolmaster. Children of all ages attended the school, where they could receive their education through the medium of Welsh.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Dark times - floods and emigration - Patagonia

To cap it all, the Camwy Valley was struck in 1899 by the worst floods since the arrival of the first Welsh settlers in 1865. According to contemporary reports, it rained in the Camwy Valley for more than three weeks, which caused the level of the river to rise at a rate of fifteen inches every twelve hours. Homes and property were damaged and settlers escaped to higher ground for safety.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Crossing the Patagonian plains: from the Camwy...

In the early 1870s some of the most adventurous Welsh settlers felt a desire to explore the extensive lands which surrounded the Settlement.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Early days in Patagonia

Shortly after the 'Mimosa' had anchored in New Bay on 27 July 1865, Captain George Pepperrell, the surgeon Thomas Greene, and some half a dozen of the male passengers, decided to disembark and inspect the land. It is said that Hugh Hughes (Cadfan Gwynedd) was the first of the emigrants to set foot on Patagonian soil.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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The native Patagonians and the Welsh settlers

The Welsh were not the first inhabitants of Patagonia. For centuries, indigenous tribes had lived on the Patagonian plains, speaking their own language and practising their own customs. Among them were the 'Tehuelche', a nomadic tribe which originated from the area between the River Negro and the Strait of Magellan. It was the Tehuelche who had the most contact with the Welsh settlers during the nineteenth century.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Patagonia collections

Links for several collections suitable for learning on Patagonia Key Stage 3History; Geography; Religious Education; Welsh Language CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Patagonia - The voyage of the 'Mimosa'...

On 28 May 1865, the first group of Welsh emigrants began its long journey from Liverpool to Patagonia. Although many of the 150 passengers aboard the 'Mimosa' would probably have been anxious about the voyage ahead, they would also have been relieved that the waiting was over and that they were starting on their journey to South America. Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Establishment of the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia

The idea of establishing a specifically 'Welsh' community in another part of the world emerged long before the mid-nineteenth century.  Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Paul Robeson: Stage & Screen

Paul Robeson becomes famous. This unit supports development of enquiry skills by looking at the stage and screen appearances of Paul Robeson. It also looks at the typecasting of actors and the stereotyping of the roles of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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Change and Conflict in Wales, 1900-1918

Change and Conflict in Wales, 1900-1918 Key Stage 3History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Island Farm prisoner of war camp

Island Farm prisoner of war camp, Bridgend, 1939-1945. Built to house the munitions workers from the factory at Bridgend, Island Farm then became a POW Camp and saw the largest mass escape on British soil.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History   Collection We have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Paul Robeson: Global Citizen

What part did Paul Robeson have to play in helping to shape changes to civil rights around the world? This unit supports investigations into a significant person from the twentieth century who was an international figure but with links to Wales. It encourages investigations and analysis of the role of Robeson in civil rights movements and how he has contributed to shaping the world we live in today. Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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20th century individuals and events

20th century individuals and events   Key Stage 3History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Paul Robeson: An Education

What early experiences of racism did Robeson have? This unit supports pupils’ development of enquiry skills by looking at some of the evidence of the early years of Robeson’s life. What challenges and experience of racism did Robeson have in his daily lives as African-American living in early twentieth century United States of America? Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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Slavery

Items and images relating to slavery. Key Stage 3History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Paul Robeson’s Early Life

What do we know about the early life of Paul Robeson? This unit supports pupils’ development of enquiry skills by looking at some of the evidence of the early years of Robeson’s life. What challenges and experience did his family have in their daily lives as African-Americans living in early twentieth century United States of America? Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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Let Paul Robeson Sing!

How have some individuals, living in the twentieth century, shaped our world today? This resource is an introduction to the African-American Paul Robeson. Key Stage 3History Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.